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UCF Researchers Collect Critical High-water Mark Data Following Hurricane Ian

No matter the best-laid plans or the time spent preparing for a natural disaster, there is almost certain to be some element of response or recovery that is overlooked, usually by virtue of resource constraints. With that in mind, University of Central Florida School of Public AdministrationProfessor Christopher Emrich and his team of graduate and postdoctoral researchers set…

UCF Medical Student Matches into Competitive Military Specialty

Having spent his early years in his native Colombia, Gustavo Marino experienced the challenges that underserved people have accessing healthcare. “I saw members of my family experience difficulties and it just made me want to be able to do more for underserved communities,” says Marino, now a fourth-year medical student. “Even when my mom and…

UCF Hosts Summer 2022 Commencement, Aug. 5-6

About 3,900 degrees will be conferred during UCF’s Summer 2022 commencement. Held in the Addition Financial Arena, summer commencement includes three separate ceremonies held Aug. 5-6. There will also be several photo-ops available for graduates Aug. 1-8 across main campus. For each of the ceremonies, graduates will dress in official UCF regalia, participate in the Pomp…

Fulbright Scholar, Indonesia Native Graduating from UCF with Degree in TESOL

Pontianak, Indonesia, native Endah Setya Ningsih has always had a passion for teaching others. After completing her undergraduate degree in English language education in teacher training and education faculty at Universitas Tanjungpura, she wanted to broaden her horizons and learn new teaching methods in an international community. Her interest in teaching English led her to…

Students Selected for UCF’s First Graduate Student Advisory Council

Fourteen students from across the university will serve on UCF’s first Graduate Student Advisory Council beginning this month. The students were selected from a pool of more than 150 applicants and represent all colleges across the university, including UCF Online, who are attending part-time or full-time. They will serve for one year and work directly…

17 Teams Awarded Almost $5 Million in Jump Start Awards

Seventeen faculty and staff projects will receive about $5 million in Jump Start funds to advance UCF’s impact under President Alexander N. Cartwright’s 2021-22 Strategic Investment Program. “I am delighted that we were able to fund so many strong proposals and only wish that we had the resources to support more of them,” says Michael D.…

UCF Names New Director for School of Modeling, Simulation and Training

The University of Central Florida today named Grace Marie Bochenek ’98PhD its new director of the School of Modeling, Simulation and Training following a national search. Bochenek brings more than 25 years of experience working in defense and energy research, most recently as director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh. Her experience driving innovation through technology and…

Student Research Week at UCF Showcases the Talent, Scholarship of Students

Many students shy away from conducting research because they believe it is complicated and requires an Albert Einstein-like IQ. While it takes work and brainpower, the key ingredients are curiosity and a determination to find answers. Conducting research is something that should be part of every student’s college experience, which is why every year UCF…

Graduate Student Association Results

Please join us in congratulating the following graduate students for being elected as your Graduate Student Association Officers for 2020-2021. President Vice President Treasurer Secretary

Meet Your Graduate Student Association Officer Candidates

The following candidates want to represent you. Voting begins Monday, September 21, and Tuesday, September 22, for the Graduate Student Association Executive Officers. Take a few minutes to read and learn about each of the candidates below. Vote for who you feel will represent the UCF graduate student body the best. An email will be…

What’s New in the 2020 Graduate Catalog?

The UCF College of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog is available online at www.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu. The university has approved 15 new graduate certificates and six graduate degree tracks. Graduate Programs UCF approved 15 graduate certificate programs, many which were created in response to COVID-19, providing those with heightened skills and insight, making them even more…

Student Highlight: Doctoral Student Sees Potential in Invisible Materials

Third-year doctoral student Emmanuel Okogbue has always used research as a way to satisfy his curiosity. In his field of study, he investigates nanomaterials, or tiny elements invisible to the eye that are used to build vital structures. Though extremely small, these materials have the potential  to solve big problems and lead to a paradigm…

Graduate Students, We’ve Got You Covered

As the 2020 academic year gets underway at UCF, we know that things are different this fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do a lot of things and we want to remind you that the College of Graduate Studies is here to help you. Whether your classes are online or face-to-face, we have ways…

UCF Launches 11 New Graduate Certificates and Tracks in Response to COVID-19

The University of Central Florida has launched 11 new graduate programs in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs, which begin in the Fall 2020 semester, offer candidates a short series of courses that were specifically woven together to provide useful tools when facing COVID-19 related-challenges. The certificates, tracks and special topics courses cover…

A New Home for Our Graduate Programs

The Professional Master of Science in Management Human Resources Class of 2021 poses for their first photo as a cohort. It is with great pleasure to announce that the UCF College of Business’ executive and professional graduate programs will be permanently located at UCF Downtown starting Fall 2020. UCF Downtown offers a 21st Century learning environment including…

UCF Study Will Look at COVID-19 Effects on Services that Help Prevent Reoffending

With many in-person services halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, correctional agencies responsible for probation and parole have had to find new ways to help ensure people are receiving the help they need while also maintaining public safety. These agencies, which traditionally rely on face-to-face interaction, serve some 6 million Americans by helping them find…